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Questions about context sensitive menus; its manipulation and improvisation as per user's need.

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Dolphin context menu exec command, cp will duplicate selected folder if already copied

So I'm trying to automate some tasks and I'm making some dolphin ServiceMenus. Exec=for file in %f; do new_path=$(echo "$file" | sed "s|^/home/$(whoami)||"); mkdir -p ~/Dropbox/....
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how do I prevent folders from disappearing from the Files/Nautilus context menu?

Observe: Open Files/Nautilus. Right-click on the Files icon in the Dock. Result: In the context menu, you see All Windows at the top in its own section, New Window at the top of the next section (...
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Templates in Ubuntu 22.04 not working

I frequently use right click -> New Document in Nautilus, or "Files". After a recent update, I am no longer able to create an option for this via: $ touch ~/Templates/Empty\ Document The ...
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Firefox right-click opens context menu, but selects tabs instead

At first when I installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, firefox was working normally. There had been some issues with the on-screen touchboard keyboard opening up when unwanted and so I installed caribou 36 to ...
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Getting back "star" option to nautilus right click menu

Recent updates of Nautilus removed the "star" option from right click menu, and to star a file you have to switch to "list view" and click on star on the far right coloumn. I ...
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Integrating Meld with nautilus on 22.10

Some time ago, it was possible to get meld integrated with nautilus in that one could select two files in nautilus, right-click to get the context menu which included the command Compare with meld. ...
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Can I disable the "release to select" of my context menus in favor of "click to select"?

In every program I've tested this in (VSCode, Firefox, Thunderbird, and Nemo) on Ubuntu 22.04, if you right-click to bring up the context menu and continue holding the right-click, then move the ...
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adding custom options to Super+Middle Mouse context menu

I'm using Ubuntu 22.10. When I do Super + click the middle mouse button I get a context menu that lists a bunch of useful stuff. Let's say I want to add some stuff there. How would I do that, like a ...
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Star items in the Recent Folder

The right-click / context menu in the Recent folder doesn't have the "Star" option. Any way that I can add this?
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How to Launching context menu from Nautilus (open terminal has moved?)

Prior to Ubuntu 22.10 you could open the context menu for the current directory by "right-clicking" on the directory in the toolbar. That no longer works. Now you must "left-click"...
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How can I change the command used to open an application?

Ubuntu 22.04LTS. In Kubuntu (for instance) I could right-click on a program's icon and select "Properties" and add command line switches. In Ubuntu, that option doesn't exist. The basic day-...
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How to install Pantheon Files (Elementary OS File Manager) in Ubuntu OS with ‘Open in Terminal’ in Context menu?

I've installed Pantheon File manager in Ubuntu OS. But ‘Open in Terminal’ is not available in Context menu. How to add it to Context menu?
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Can I rename the "New Document" option to something else?

When putting a template document in the "Templates" folder, the context menu entry reads "New Document". Can I rename it to something else for example "Create".
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firefox window thumbnails not showing from Favorites icon

I have launched firefox and have several windows open. At one time, I could right-click on the firefox icon in the Favorites bar and I can click on "All Windows" and I would see thumbnail ...
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Menu bar and context menu are missing from some apps on Ubuntu 22.04

I have got a problem in Skype and Slack on Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS. Perhaps this problem exists in other applications as well. As you may see in the following screenshots, the menu bars and context menus ...
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Lubuntu: Dragging image from web browser (Falcon) is not effective

When I want to move an image from an internet browser (for example from Google images), it works worse than in the Windows operating system. Specifically, I am concerned about these two things: I ...
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How to add "Open in Code" for a folder in Ubuntu 20.04?

I want to know is there a way to add an option "Open in VS Code" for Right Clicking a folder in Ubuntu 20 (Focal Fossa). I know its possible for a file using Nautilus but is it possible for ...
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How to open for another user a graphical file explorer where 'Open in Terminal' works (22.04LTS)

I'm currently migrating from 18.04LTS to 22.04 How can I open for a differnt user than the one logged in a graphical file explorer within this file expolorer: open a command shell by mouse right ...
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Failed to execute child process "dbus-launch" on 'Open in Terminal' (Ubuntu 22.04LTS)

I'm using pkexec / xhost to open a graphical file explorer for another user 'myOtherUser' With Ubuntu 18.04 I was able to open a command shell by mouse right click 'Open Terminal'. With Ubuntu 22.04 ...
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Set Right Control key to function as the Context Menu key

unfortunately my laptop does not have a menu key; can I reassign the right ctrl key to the menu key? I basically want the exact opposite of this: Set Context Menu key to function as Right Control Is ...
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Context menus visually corrupted with static-like appearance (picture included)

Whenever I open a context menu in a few places, it is covered by corruption as shown in the picture: I am on Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS, Gnome 3.36.8 and X11. Started all of a sudden, is consistently ...
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How to customise GNOME Terminal's context menu?

I want to customize the context menu of my terminal (gnome-terminal), and add some custom-made plugins shortcuts. How can I customize this? (I had to take picture from phone because I couldn't take a ...
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Right click from mouse immediately clicks on release - 20.04

So I’ve seen some very old forum questions about this issue, but could not find any known workaround that works in Ubuntu 20.04. The issue: When I right click I see the context menu, but it ...
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Where can app specific right click contextual menu be altered?

I've been looking into this for a while now, and no matter which .desktop file I look into, I can't change the Ubuntu file explorer "new documents" contextual menu. So I have chinese ...
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Add "My App" to Context Menu in Ubuntu

I have developed an app "MonitorMe" for Ubuntu. In ubuntu I have seen now Microsoft has added Open With VS Code in Context menu without using Nautilus Action. I want to add an option in ...
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Can I write a bash script and add it into right-click list of the graphical file explorer?

I am sort of new to Ubuntu/UNIX. I frequently need to use an ssh terminal over a device that I also mount via sshfs. I was wondering if it's possible to write a bash script like this, and have it ...
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How to add "New Document" option to desktop context-menu? [duplicate]

I want to create any new document templates in desktop area not only in folders. When we add our templates to Templates folder in Ubuntu 20.04 it adds automatically "New Document" option to ...
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Nemo file manager - Context menu - Actions

I have Ubuntu 20.4. I have installed Nemo file manager to manage the desktop icons. I have added a custom action. What I am trying to achieve is: Enable icons for the Nemo Context menu (Icons are ...
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How do I modify the context menu in Nautilus or another file manager for Ubuntu 20.04.1?

I've tried to install nautilus-actions using this guide after a few others: https://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2019/01/install-nautilus-actions-ubuntu-18-04/ At step 2 it says: Reading package lists....
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Add Entries to the Context Menu

In Chrome and Gnome Terminal, I want to add context menu entries to search Youtube. Any pointers as to how that can be done?
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Xubuntu XFCE4 context menu position annoying behaviour

I am facing a very annoying behavior in Xubuntu, and I have been experiencing this since many versions (I think 16.04 is when I switched to Xubuntu) with many different computers so this problem has ...
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Edit/Remove existing File Manager (right-click/context menu) actions

Using classic Gnome and Nautilus with Ubuntu 18.04 I installed File-Manager-Actions, the replacement for Nautilus Actions. It's fine for adding new actions. But I want to EDIT the default actions. ...
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Random Chinese text in "New Document" dialog in right click menu of Nautilus

Should I be worried? I recently upgraded from 18.04. I checked the language configured in LibreOffice.
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Python-Caja Add Context Menu Entry

I added an item to the context menu but I have some problems that I don't know how to solve: Notepadqq opens on mouse hover and not on mouse click How can I pass the path of the file to open? Is ...
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Context menu missing when right-clicking on top panel in Ubuntu 20.04

I did a clean install of 20.04 a couple of days ago and have been customizing my machine since then. When I right-click on the top panel, the context menu doesn't appear. I am used to using earlier ...
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KDE Apps on Ubuntu 20.04 - Right Click Issue

I use Gnome desktop and depend on several KDE apps for my daily workflows. I have noticed that since migrating to a fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04, all KDE apps have an issue with the mouse right click ...
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How do I make the right click context menu always appear below the mouse like macOS?

On macOS, if your cursor is near the bottom of the screen, the context menu appears below your cursor, but offset by the bottom of the screen, like this: . However, on Ubuntu, the menu opens above the ...
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How to change the terminal to Alacritty in "Open in Terminal" context mneu?

I currently using Alacritty terminal. Shortcut works fine. But when I click "Open in Terminal" in context menu, it still pops up the gnome terminal. So is there any way I could change to Alacritty?
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Lubuntu 20.04: context menu "Compress" not working after replacing ark with file-roller

I recently installed Lubuntu 20.04 and being dissatisfied with the archive manager Ark I decided to replace it with file-roller. Everything is fine except the "Compress" action in the context menu (...
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Nautilus compare in 20.04

Up to 18.04 it was possible to install nautilus-compare to get a context menu that provide a compare later and compare to option. Now that I'm trying an upgrade to 20.04 I'm wondering how to do this ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 dual display - menus not working on primary display

I have recently installed Ubuntu 18.04 on a lenovo laptop with a 1920 x 1080 display. I have extended the desktop to my AOC 28" monitor (3840 x 2160). Any context menus on the primary display appear ...
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How to activate right-click menu on Application Launcher list entries in KDE Plasma?

I've just started using Kubuntu with KDE Plasma. In adding my frequently-used applications to the launcher bar, I noticed that there doesn't seem to be a way to do this using only the keyboard. For ...
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How to get the non-file rightclick menu when files is in list view?

When Gnome Files (nautilus) is in list view I sometimes still want to open the right-click menu that otherwise appears when you right-click into the empty space of a folder. (The one that lets you ...
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Ubuntu 19.04 teminal launcher from desktop changed to "Open in terminal"

After upgrading from 18.10 to 19.04, I noticed my terminals keep starting up in the Desktop folder instead of home. Finally I realized, out of years of habit, I start up terminals by right-clicking ...
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Change Context Menu option "Open in Terminal" of Nautilus to launch tilix In Ubuntu 18.04?

Trying here without success to change the terminal application to tilix when clicking on Open In Terminal in context menu of Nautilus; now, it launches gnome-terminal. Already installed and launched ...
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Add item into context menu in Dolphin

Is it possible to add new items into context menu in Dolphin (KDE Plasma) if I right click on something? I would like to make a script called Move to applications, which will show only if I right ...
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Change Gnome menu order in Ubuntu 19.04

When I right click on the desktop background image I get a pop-up menu. 99 percent of the time I want to open a new terminal, the bottom option in Ubuntu 18 and also my Red Hat system. After ...
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Did I find a (little) bug (empty space in the Nautilus context menu)?

I know that it's just a tiny graphic problem but do you also get a white line (or extra padding) after the last entry in the context menu?
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How compress rar with context menu nautilus

In Ubuntu 16.04 i right click folder and select compress type and split size but in 18.04 compress menu not like before and choose type menu in gone i install unrar zip unzip p7zip-full p7zip-rar rar ...
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Stuck UI on accidental dock panel click

I am running a vanilla installation of Ubuntu 18.04 on a Dell XPS laptop. I do not typically use Ubuntu or this model of laptop, but it seems to be a common configuration. When I try to switch to ...
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